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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Advice sought on a package currently under review



PFJ wrote:

I'm currently reviewing libpano12. It's GPL and the version supplied
doesn't break any patents due to a change.

However, I've asked the person who has submitted the package how simple
it would be to alter the code to break the patent and it's incredibly
easy.

Could someone advise me how to proceed with this package? I know how
anal they are in the US over patents (if they exist or not sometimes!)
and don't want to land in any hot water.

afaict, the package doesn't (knowingly) violate any patents as-is, so it should be fine. freetype is similar that as-is it is fine, but with a single change, it can (probably) be patent infringing.

P.S. Given I'm currently reviewing, am I able to sponsor or is that
something that is decided elsewhere?

If you have to ask, then the answer is probably no. You need to be classified as a "sponsor" to be able to sponsor someone. See "Becoming a Sponsor" on
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/SponsorProcess

-- Rex


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